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Glamorous Approach (IRE), a dual stakes-winning daughter of New Approach, provided the highlight of the third and final day of Goffs February sale, when the mare was purchased by Ballylinch Stud for €280,000 (US$343,420).
Tickets for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which is being held at Churchill Downs from Nov. 2-3, will go on sale June 7, though there will be pre-sale access online.
Group 1 winner Thunder Snow (IRE) and his half sister Winter Lightning (IRE) produced a double victory for the Godolphin "home team" Feb. 8 at Meydan Racecourse.
While organizers of therapeutic riding programs throughout the country can relay stories on how such programs can alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, results of a scientific study now support those observations.
Casino and racetrack owner Penn National Gaming reported record fourth quarter revenue that exceeded guidance.
A look back to General Quarters' 2009 Sam F. Davis Stakes win.
The sky may be the limit for a pair of recent maiden winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and they'll have a chance to deliver on their promise Feb. 10 in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.
As grade 1 winner La Coronel readies for her 4-year-old debut in the Feb. 10 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (G3T) at Tampa Bay Downs, Mark Casse again is putting some ambitious hopes on her dark bay shoulders.
Fox Hill Farms' Daisy, winner of the Tempted Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack in November, will make her 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Suncoast Stakes Feb. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Unique Bella's connections have consistently maintained that the gray daughter of Tapit's late season restriction to sprinting was circumstantial and they backed up that talk with an entry in the Santa Maria Stakes (G2) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.
Aljabr, the 1998 Cartier champion 2-year-old colt, died Feb. 6 at Shadwell Farm near Lexington of a heart attack. The 22-year-old horse had been a pensioner at the farm since 2013.
Charlie Davis, the charismatic exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, died early Feb. 7 from complications of lung cancer, reports Secretariat.com. He was 78.
Uncle Lino, a grade 1-placed, track-record setter by Uncle Mo, sired his first reported foal Feb. 7, when a filly was born at the Pennsylvania Division of Northview Stallion Station, near Peach Bottom, Pa.
The son of Blame has evolved into an accomplished turf performer who is set to compete in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes (G1T) Feb. 10 at Gulfstream Park.
Catholic Boy, winner of the Remsen Stakes (G2) in December, will make his seasonal debut when he faces six others in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) Feb. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Reigning champ Ray Arsenault Feb. 9-11 will try to become the first two-time winner of the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) presented by Racetrack Television Network, Stats Race Lens, and Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas.
A month of top-class racing in Melbourne gets a flying start Feb. 10 with the likes of Hartnell (GB) and Black Heart Bart (AUS) in a field of 14 for the Ladbrokes C F Orr Stakes (G1) at Caulfield.
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian on the evening of Feb. 6 provided an update on the quarantine in place at Turfway Park because of equine herpesvirus-1.
A total of 573 juveniles have been cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2018 March sale of 2-year-olds in training set for March 13-14, with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Well thought-out customer arguments opposing Keeneland's takeout increase ahead of the 2017 fall meet have made an impact. Keeneland officials said the Lexington track would reduce takeout on some wagers beginning with the upcoming spring meet.